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Building intensity and bike fit

Old 11-24-08, 04:48 PM
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Building intensity and bike fit

I've begun training with power now and have been doing more structured workouts lately.

I had a bike fit a couple of months ago and had been comfortable in my position. I recently swapped saddles, but kept the bb to saddle distance and the saddle nose to bar distance the same.

However, as I've started doing harder and more intense workouts, I've started having pain in the front part of my ankles. It doesn't hurt when I ride, but it hurts when I'm sitting. I can't quite tell if it's a soreness problem or a 'shin splint' like pain since I've never had shin splints.

Any ideas as to what fit issue could cause this? I guess I'm probably pulling up on the pedals a little harder and using muscles that didn't get as much use previously. I still have mobility and I stretch, massage, and apply icy hot at night.

I had a feeling it might be due to dropping my heel so I moved one of my cleats back a couple of mm, it didn't really make too much of a difference though the foot with the cleat moved back is less sore than the other, but I had an injury on the other ankle a few years ago so I don't know what to make of it.

I was wondering if others have had problems like this and what they did to solve it. Searched a few times, and saw nothing like this. I've never had this happen to me before even after hard hill rides.

Thanks for the info!
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could be that you are finally starting to pedal right and your muscles are adjusting? when i started really focusing on my form i started getting ankle pain...after about 2 weeks of constant work on my pedaling form my pain started to go away.
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Old 11-24-08, 05:22 PM
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could be that you are finally starting to pedal right and your muscles are adjusting? when i started really focusing on my form i started getting ankle pain...after about 2 weeks of constant work on my pedaling form my pain started to go away.
I moved one of my cleats back and I hurt less in that foot, as I said, the other foot (which hurts more) is the weaker one, so you could very well be right.

I guess I should just move the cleat back to where it was or adjust it as and when the pain starts to subside.
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Old 11-24-08, 10:23 PM
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whoa... why are you moving just one cleat at a time? you're asking for an imbalance issue to develop or get worse.

have you read all of Steve Hogg's stuff on his website and on cyclingnews? He has some great insights.
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Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
whoa... why are you moving just one cleat at a time? you're asking for an imbalance issue to develop or get worse.

have you read all of Steve Hogg's stuff on his website and on cyclingnews? He has some great insights.
Fine tuning fit means one thing at a time, I thought.

After applying icy hot at night, it's fine the next morning, though I'm curious why this is happening in the first place.
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it does require one thing at a time but you are also to be under the somewhat incorrect assumption that you are simitrical. if they both hurt than move them both...if its just one only try 1-2mm adjustments...anything more than 3 is quite a bit on cleats i think.
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it does require one thing at a time but you are also to be under the somewhat incorrect assumption that you are simitrical. if they both hurt than move them both...if its just one only try 1-2mm adjustments...anything more than 3 is quite a bit on cleats i think.
Yeah, I moved it back about a mm.
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